The development and application of Organic Rankine Cycle for vehicle waste heat recovery

Lu, Y. , Roskilly, A. P. and Yu, X. (2018) The development and application of Organic Rankine Cycle for vehicle waste heat recovery. In: Wang, E. (ed.) Organic Rankine Cycle Technology for Heat Recovery. IntechOpen: London. ISBN 9781789843477 (doi: 10.5772/intechopen.78401)

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The development of engine waste heat recovery (WHR) technologies attracts ever increasing interests due to the rising strict policy requirements and environmental concerns. Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) can convert low medium grade heat into electrical or mechanical power and has been widely recognized as the most promising heat-driven technologies. A typical internal combustion engine (ICE) converts around 30% of the overall fuel energy into effective mechanical power and the rest of fuel energy is dumped through the engine exhaust system and cooling system. Integrating a well-designed ORC system to ICE can effectively improve the overall energy efficiency and reduce emissions with around 2–5 years payback period through fuel saving. This book chapter is meant to provide an overview of the technical development and application of ORC technology to recover wasted thermal energy from the ICE with a particular focus on vehicle applications.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lu, Dr Yiji
Authors: Lu, Y., Roskilly, A. P., and Yu, X.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:05 November 2018

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